UFC Fight Night 110, Derrick Lewis vs Mark Hunt, took place tonight from the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand and will air live on FS1 following preliminary bouts on UFC Fight Pass. What a main event we had as we saw Lewis batter and bloody Hunt a bit in the first round but the gas tank quickly began to fade. It took four rounds, but the fight was eventually stopped as Lewis could barely stand and looked to be extremely fatigued as Hunt unloaded.
After the fight Lewis shocked the fans by stating this was likely his last fight in the UFC. After a string of wins he is deciding to go out on a loss, citing a marriage in the near future.
In the evening’s co-main event, Derek Brunson made short work of Dan Kelly, ending the fight via knockout.
Ion Cutelaba made a statement with a quick knockout over Henrique da Silva. Also, Dan Hooker came to fight as he defeated Ultimate Fighter Season 9 winner, Ross Pearson with a beautifully timed knee.
Tim Elliott, ranked number eight in the flyweight division, went all five-round in a championship fight against the pound-for-pound best fighter on the planet, the flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, in December, but it only took 49-seconds tonight for Ben Nguyen to put Elliott away via submission.
Yesterday Chan-Mi Jeon was fined 20 percent of her show money, which goes to her opponent after failing to make weight.
Earlier today one fight was removed from the card due to illness. On the advice of physicians, and with the athlete’s health and safety in mind, UFC has removed Thibault Gouti from his bout today against Dong Hyun Kim.
The full UFC Fight Night 110 results include:
MAIN CARD (FS1, 10 p.m. ET)
Mark Hunt defeated Derrick Lewis via TKO – Round 4, 3:51
Derek Brunson defeated Daniel Kelly via knockout – Round 1, 1:16
Dan Hooker defeated Ross Pearson via knockout – Round 2, 3:02
Ion Cutelaba defeated Henrique da Silva via knockout – Round 1, 0:22
Ben Nguyen defeated Tim Elliott via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 0:49
Alex Volkanovski defeated Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
Vinc Pichel defeated Damien Brown via knockout – Round 1, 3:37
Luke Jumeau defeated Dominique Steele via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
vs. John Moraga defeated Ashkan Mokhtarian via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)
Zak Ottow defeated Kiichi Kunimoto via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
J.J. Aldrich vs. Chan-Mi Jeon via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)